Monday, April 28, 2008
So... Saturday wasn't too bad. I came to work, went to the gym, swam for a good 18-20min (was in the pool for about 25-27, but you know I gotta stop and rest TOO often to count all that time. HAHAHA :D ) So anyway, then I biked for 25 minutes. Then I also went downstairs and did some back stuff for ST -- blogged about this already. I FORGOT. SO ANYWAY! :D
The thing is -- I was SOOOOOOOO hungry all day Saturday. I didn't get enough sleep Friday night -- had to be at work at 6:30AM so ya know... *sigh* I can't STAND that "didn't-get-enough-sleep-super-hungry-all-
day" feeling. It's annoying. But I tracked and did good and stayed in calories, didn't even get to the highest part of my range -- stayed somewhere in the middle. *CHECK*
Got up on Sunday morning to go to church and planned to go grocery shopping on the way home, get to my car and it won't start. :(
I don't remember if I blogged this or not, but my battery went dead sometime last week and I had to get a jump from AAA, but it was working fine since then... until yesterday. :P So anyway. I tell DH, he was kinda tired so at first he was like, let's wait and take it to Autozone or wherever... cause they probably aren't open now... but then he was thinking about it and realized they probably were open (as he was waking up more I'm thinking) so we go out to jump it. (This is the car I've got from my sister while she's on her mission to Mongolia, and we have another car that we had before.) SO ANYWAY!!!! We're going to jump one car with the other but unfortunately, our batteries are on opposite sides of the car, and the side that would let us get closer is filled with someone else's car. WAH!
So we figure out, ok so we have to put it in neutral and push it so that we can get it in place. The problem is our parking lot is on a slope and I'm parked at the bottom side of the slope. WAH. But it's what we have to do.
Then we can't figure out how to get it in neutral -- no matter what position the key's in it won't move. The car's got this "Shiftlock Release" thingie that I have to stick my key in to move it. Weird. Anyway -- so I do that but I forget to brake beforehand and my car rolls forward at first until I brake it -- causing it to be reallllly close to getting lodged on the sidewalk.
BUT HURRAY! It's not. But by this point my DH is getting more and more frustrated with my retardedness. Anyway. So we finally start to push it up the hill and it's practically impossible!!!! I'm straining all I can and I feel like I'm making no difference. But somehow it starts rolling uphill. I swear I feel like I'm not helping, but when I stop pushing the car stops/rolls backward slightly, so I'm helping at least SOMEWHAT.
We finally get it in place, jump it, go to Advanced Auto Parts, the dude tests it and then we get a new battery and it's no big deal, he puts it in for us and everything and won't even let us tip him!
So anyway, to sum up. DH was super mad, I felt dumb and acted defensive, then realized I was really being dumb and apologized, and things got kinda better... plus the fact we actually got it taken care of soothed. But on the way home DH wants to stop and
***WARNING BAD FOOD MENTIONS AHEAD!!!!***
get food at Guthrie's. Now, anyone who has never heard of a Guthrie's -- they sell basically fried chicken fingers and fries with a special sauce (kinda similar to what some regions of the country call "fry sauce"). ANYWAY. Since we had such a rough morning, I simply can't say no and don't want to make any waves anyway so I say sure. We pull up to the menu and I see that they ACTUALLY have some new options!!! Grilled chicken this and that, and some salads! But... DH wants to split a BUCKET of those fingers...... and again, I'm feeling bad and just can't bear to say no to him cause he has had such a rough morning anyway.
SO!!!! To sum up -- I can't say no to my hubby. :D hahahaha not all the time anyway. I say no sometimes, but if he's upset or whatever....... it's just too hard.
So we get a bucket, some fries, and a slice of butterfinger cheesecake!
I eat... probably 8 of the fingers... too many. Half of the side of fries we ordered (not TOO bad). But really I should have only had like 4 or 5 of the fingers. I felt pretty stuffed when I was through. I had a very small portion of the slice of cheesecake, nothing crazy. Maybe the equivalent of like 2 normal bites? I definitely milked it, though. HAHAHA (It was actually quite small to begin with -- I was surprised.) But I really felt physically kinda bad after eating all that food. Just overly full -- I knew I didn't need to eat that much of it, but I did anyway.
THEN!!! I went grocery shopping. It was quite easy not to buy anything I shouldn't when I was shopping with that overly full feeling... and also toward the end of my trip I started getting that "I've-gotta-run-to-a-bathroom" feeling... I think it was brought on by all the grease. YEAH. So I hurried on out of there and home......................
Then that NIGHT. We had a kung fu party, and very unauthentically (kung fu=chinese) I made sushi! (sushi=Japanese) It took FOREVER to make... as to be expected. Cooking the rice, cutting up fillings, ASSEMBLY... But it was awesome. I love sushi, and it's fun to make, it's just time consuming.
So ate a bunch of homemade sushi -- fillings included bag tuna (like.. canned but not in a can? it's drier that way so better for not falling apart in fillings) mixed with a couple drops of sesame oil and soy sauce, smoked salmon, cucumber, carrot, green onion, imitation crab, and fat free cream cheese. So all good stuff! And of course, I've got the pickled ginger, wasasbi paste and soy sauce to go with it. And chopsticks. And I also picked up some Pocky.
But yeah -- sushi, except for the potential high carb white rice side of it, is quite a healthy treat. So that was good. Our guests brought those amazing two-bite brownies though. Anyone familiar with them??? They are the devil. I definitely partook of too many of those. And so I was feeling basically FULL all day. I'm not used to that feeling, and it was actually kind of uncomfortable. I'm glad to be going back to healthy foods and portion sizes this week.
*****END FOOD DISCUSSION*****
So the plan was to go swimming after work today -- my arms are SO SORE. I don't know if it's from swimming on Saturday or pushing the car yesterday -- it's like... the muscles to raise my arms that are sore. I'm thinking maybe swimming will help work the soreness out, but make sure I'm not pushing past my limit. Don't want to miss the swimming workout.
Band concert tonight. :D
Saturday, April 26, 2008
So last night I altered the bottom of my swimsuit somewhat and this morning after work I hit the gym pool!
To be honest my "swim" sessions have really been more like, try to move through the water, get your face in the water, practice breathing, make somewhat arm stroke and kicking type motions... KNOWING full well that I wasn't doing it right AT ALL.
Today was my first time that for a few strokes I could feel like I was actually SWIMMING PROPERLY. I think. I'm no expert, but it felt good and a lot more effective at propulsion and like I was doing the right things.
Mostly I was doing maybe one thing kinda ok and everything else was going to you know where, but for a few moments I was like, HEY! I'm doing it!!! I think this is right! HAHAHAHAHA :D
So I figure if I can increase these moments, one day I might actually be a real swimmer! HURRAH!!! It was like my body had a couple of lightbulb moments today and it really is helping me feel a lot more optimistic about this swimming thing.
Also my alteration seemed to work -- the suit felt a lot more secure and I barely thought about it.
I also did 25 minutes on the bike and a bit of ST. Really, not very much, just a tiny bit. Things I can't do at home. Like wide lat pulldowns and seated cable rows and back extensions on a roman chair. I plan to do more tomorrow at home.
So... I measured my body fat on my scale today and I'm hoping it is just not measuring correctly because it said like 30%+ which is somewhat disturbing, considering my last measurement was 24.1%. Although I have to admit, the circumstances were different than they usually are when I measure it. I wonder if EITHER of those is accurate. I used a body fat estimation calculator someone pointed to that said I was 24.2% based on various measurements.... so I'm hoping the lower one is more accurate.
Also I might be running another 5K a week from today! :D This very nice woman at my work asked me if I was running any of the upcoming races and I told her no, that I was waiting a while since I just did one and my DH is kind of like "Why are we PAYING MONEY for you to run?" hahhahaha, but anyway she suggested we do this one together so I mentioned it today and he just asked how much it was and when but didn't really answer... so we'll see. :D It would be nice to do one again soon instead of waiting as long as I did last time.
WELL! I'm off!! I have this urge to get a library card, but I don't know if that will happen today or not, just something that came to me on my way home today. Later everyone!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I set a goal March 28th to be at 175 6 weeks from that date -- which I have just calculated means to be at 175 by May 9th. I kind of forgot I set that goal, but I am excited to see that I will probably hit it! :D
I'm not sure how feasible a large reward will be for that financially, so I'm going to have to ponder on something small to reward myself once I hit 175. :)
Thursday, April 24, 2008
So...... a confession. I was scared mapmyrun.com was being too generous with me in my recent pace improvements. I was like, maybe I clicked too far on the map? Hahaha! So anyway, today I did my run indoors around a measured track and pushed myself just a little to make sure I didn't slip into a slower pace, and finished 2 miles in JUST under 21 minutes! :D So that's a pace of right about 10.5min per mile! WOOHOO!!!
I am very excited about that. I would normally try to run longer than that, but I'm trying not to push myself to do too much and burnout. I did hop on a bike for a grand total of 10 minutes (including cooldown) after my run just to kinda do that motion for a while.
I'm burning far fewer calories per week right now than I'm used to burning -- BUT I'm working on some excercises that I'm completely not used to doing so it feels harder to get the same benefit... kinda funny how that works. I mean those 10 minutes on the bike today were kinda rough coming right after that run -- but then again, if I DO a triathlon one day I'm going to be swimmingbikingrunning all in a row, so I will have to be prepared to perform when my muscles are fatigued -- or build up my endurance so high I don't GET fatigued. (HA HA HA.)
So anyway -- I'm going to stick with the program and I know my calories are reduced so I'm not going to gain, but I have to be prepared that things might be slow going while I am building technique and skill in certain types of excercise (*ahem* SWIMMING *ahem*) so that I can really enjoy a full excercise benefit of this stuff later.
I don't want to give up on it because I'm not getting the calorie burn I want, and I also don't want to try to add more excercise on top of it and REALLY burn myself out, so I'm just going to stick with it.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Well... last night it was all I could do to slump into the house and lay around like a slug.
I was going to take a nap but when I went in the bedroom to lay down I turned on VH1 and they were having a Rock of Love II marathon followed by the finale, and there was a girl I liked on there that I was rooting for (that won! YAY!), so I got sucked in.
It did feel good to "rest", but I did no ST, and this morning I was still feeling tired because I didn't nap so I didn't run either.
BUT! I did ST this morning. Tomorrow maybe a short run followed by bike stuff. I have just been feeling so tired lately, but I do feel better when I do something active -- it's just hard to get that desire like I normally have.
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